WIPP reports 1 COVID-19 case in the last two weeks

There was only one case of COVID-19 at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in the last two weeks as infections at the nuclear waste repository appeared to decline.

The latest report published by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Carlsbad Field Office showed no new cases between May 26 and June 1.

The previous report showed one case of COVID-19 was reported between May 19 and 25.

Records show last week’s report marked the 11th in a row where WIPP’s COVID-19 caseload was at zero or in the singled digits.

“WIPP’s positive cases continue to remain in the single digits or at zero,” the report read. “The Department of Energy and Nuclear Waste Partnership continue to work with all employees to ensure Department of Health and (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) guidelines are followed.”